Friday, April 24, 2009
The First "Dip"
So roughly 12 hours after my submission frenzy, I already have my first "dip." Now I'm going to define dip as two things:
1) the first screaming drop of the aforementioned roller coaster
2) the first dip into a pool after a long winter
Rejection ain't that hard. I have been trained by experience and by other writers to expect it. So as they letters come back "not for our list at this time," I think of them as a first dip in a pool, a first contact, parties that I've missed, moments when a connection didn't quite happen.
A long list of inspiring stories of "right place, right time," come to mind and I remember that each contact is a potential opportunity for the future.
Newtonian physics tell me that potential will eventually become kinetic. When, I'm not sure, but the idea that Isaac Newton is shining down on me gives me some faith. So bring it! Here's to the first dip!